October Newsletter

October is an exciting time for the London restaurant industry. The restaurant show at Kensington Olympia has just finished which included; The National Chef of The Year and Young Chef of The Year competitions. Congratulations to Luke Selby, former head chef at Dabbous restaurant, for the National Chef crown and to Danny Young, Sous chef at Nortcote, who won Young National chef of the Year. Collins King & Associates will also be attending Food service Catey’s which is on Friday 13th of October.

We have also seen the Michelin guide launch this month with Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay both retaining their 3 stars and The Araki winning 3 stars for the 1st time. A big congratulations to all our clients, candidates and everyone who has worked so hard to win their stars.

Collins King & Associates were proudly the headline sponsor at the ACE Ready Steady Cook event on Thursday 28th September at East Winter Garden. The competition had 14 teams competing from the food service sector and we witnessed a fantastic effort from everyone involved. They all  produced high standard dishes in just 30 minutes from a mystery box but the big  congratulations went to the team from Restaurant Associates who collected the winner’s prize!

Pumpkins hog the limelight in October, though game season is in full flow. Don’t forget less showy seasonal fare such as wild mushrooms, hearty root vegetables and a great mix of late summer berry’s.

This month the best seasonal ingredient’s are Aubergines, Beetroots, Butternut squash, Apples, Pears and Plums

Our favorite October dishes are:

Pumpkin and mascapone ravioli with sage butter
Harty pheasant stew with chestnut dumplings

Pressed Apple terrine with calvados ice cream


We launched our new website this month. Please visit us at www.collinsking.co.uk
Our new website is filled with interesting blogs on the industry, exciting new jobs, profiles on our team and details on up and coming events!

HR in Hospitality Awards 2017
On Friday 29th September we attended the awards at the beautiful Rosewood Hotel in Holborn. It’s fair to say it was a (very) lively crowd, but the events team was amazing and the food was equally great. A special congratulations to the HR and Recruitment team at The Belfry Hotel & Resort (Sutton Coldfield) who scooped the prize for Talent Attraction, presented by our very own Gary King.


Are you looking for a new challenge this month?

Do you want to improve your skills and experience?

Yes? Then Collins King & Associates have some really exciting new opportunities:

Head Chef – Deli, butchery and restaurant cooking nose to tail casual dining, Regent Street, £45K
Sous Chef – Rosette winning, foodie gastro Pub, Westminster, £33K
Junior Sous Chef – High volume modern European brasserie, Kings Cross £28K
Chef de Partie – Well renowned fine dining seafood restaurant, Covent Garden £27K
Demi Chef – Exclusive members club, fine dining, modern British restaurant, Chelsea, £22K
Pastry Chef – High volume, modern British Brasserie, offering training and menu creative input, Covent Garden, £27K

For an up to date list of our current jobs please visit the Collins King job page or email your up to date CV to info@collinsking.co.uk